English words can be really confusing sometimes.
In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words.
This week we’re going to talk about the OW diphthong, as in the word ‘GO’.
Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode:
- Go: gow [IPA: goʊ]
- Know: now [IPA: noʊ]
- Only: own-lee [IPA: oʊnli]
- Lonely: lown-lee [IPA: loʊnli]
- Don’t: downt [IPA: doʊnt]
- Won’t: wownt [IPA: woʊnt]
- Cold: kowld [IPA: koʊld]
- Scroll: skrowl [IPA: skroʊl]
- Hotel: how-tel [IPA: hoʊtel]
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Another useful episode – WANT vs WON’T: https://theaccentsway.com/want-wont/
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